Hythe Community Fridge

Hythe Community Fridge


Our community fridge exists, in the very first instance, to help combat food waste by sharing food that would otherwise be thrown away..  


If we can reach people who may need a little extra help with food at the same time, all the better, and where we can, we will try to make sure that happens first. 


There are often huge amounts of one type of food (like bread, for example), or food that is close to the end of being edible - because we are dealing with food that would go to waste unless we collected it from the supermarkets.  Our aim is to get as much food distributed or eaten as quickly possible. It may sometimes seem that food is being shared on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, but this is to prevent food being wasted. 


The Waterside Food Project has a team of volunteers who are at the library during the day.  They monitor the food going out and do their best to top up throughout the day, to give as many people as possible the chance to get some food from the fridge. 


If you visit the fridge and it is empty, we are sorry, we are working with food surplus and have no control over what we get. 


If you are in real need please contact Waterside Food Bank, or speak to a library staff member who can point you in the right direction to get help.